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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival highlights for Monday | Movies


Catch 34 films at the Wilma, MCT, Elks Lodge and Roxy, beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Kirby Dick retrospective concludes: Two more of the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated director’s films screen today: Outrage, MCT, 10:45 a.m; The Hunting Ground, Elks Lodge, 1 p.m.

Shorts galore: Three blocks of short films screening throughout the day.

“The Organizer” — Before its infamous demise, ACORN was the largest community organization in the U.S. Founder Wade Rathke built ACORN into a national political powerhouse for the poor before external pressures led to its downfall. Roxy 2, 1:45 p.m.

“The Experimental City” — Alarmed by the growing environmental crisis in 1960s America, a visionary scientist and a team of experts plan a domed city for 250,000 people whose futuristic technology and innovative design will eradicate the pollution and waste of the modern city, and lead the way to 21st century life. Wilma, 3:15 p.m.

“No Man’s Land” — On Jan. 2, 2016, armed militants seized the headquarters of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. What began as a protest to condemn the sentencing of two ranchers quickly morphed into a call for those eager to register their militant antipathy toward the federal government. This is the story of those inside the movement. Wilma, 5:45 p.m.

“Island Soldier” — The untold story of Micronesian citizens fighting America’s wars at staggeringly high rates per capita. A family strives for their piece of the American Dream and deals with the consequences of military service against the backdrop of a pristine Pacific island on the brink of economic collapse. Elks Lodge, 6 p.m.

“Feminists: What Were They Thinking” — In 1979, actress/photographer Cynthia MacAdams roamed the streets of L.A. and New York, photographing the likes of Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin and Patti Smith, among others. A powerful look at the transformation of feminist culture and the movers and shakers behind the women’s movement. MCT, 6:15 p.m.

Q&A following film screening

“Outrage” — MCT, 10:45 p.m.; “The Hunting Ground” — Elks Lodge, 1 p.m. BSDFF retrospective on Kirby Dick, director.

“The Trouble With Wolves” — Collin Monda, director/producer; Mike Monda and Janet Monda, executive producers. Roxy 2, 11:15 a.m.

“The Organizer” — Nick Taylor, director. Roxy 2, 1:45 p.m.

“Fail State” — Alexander Shebanow, director; Tyler Comes, producer. Wilma, 3:15 p.m.

“No Man’s Land” — David Byars, director. Wilma, 5:45 p.m.

“All That We Carry” — Erin Kokdil, director. Wilma, 8:15 p.m.

“Dancing in Limbo” — Amanda Larsh, director. Shorts block, Elks Lodge, 3:45 p.m.

“The Black Wolf” — Trevor Solway, director. “Flat Rocks” — Courtney Montour, director. “We Breathe Again” — Marsh Chamberlain, director. MCT, 3:45 p.m.

“The Artifact Artist” — Russ Kendall, director. Roxy 3, 5 p.m.

“Island Soldier” — Nathan Fitch, director; Bryan Chang, producer/editor. Elks Lodge, 6 p.m.

“Feminists: What Were They Thinking” — Johanna Demetrakas, director/producer. MCT, 6:15 p.m.

“Forever ‘B’ ” — Skye Borgman, director; Stephanie Tobey, producer. Roxy 2, 7:30 p.m.

“A Shot in the Dark” — Chris Suchorsky, director/editor. Elks Lodge, 8:30 p.m.

“The Antarctica Series” — From the New York Times, a collection of four virtual reality projects films on, above and below the ice in Antarctica. MCT, any time during operating hours.

BSDFF happy hours at Dram Shop — 5-6:30 p.m.



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